Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Import, Export, Up, Down ?

On a web page (in this case a calendar service on the web) would you really use the DOWN-arrow for import (i.e.UPload to the web page) and the UP-arrow for export (i.e. DOWNload from the web page).


Rather confusing, I thought.
Why not use an arrow that goes INTO a box for import and an arrow that goes OUT OF a box for export...

2 comments:

g.hueller said...

funny, I thought "import" was meant as "import from that remote thing to my local mail client", maybe because of the arrow.

"upload/download" would have been much clearer....

Roman said...

gernot, thanks for pointing that out...
just underlines my point that this design is just bad...
(both wording and icons)